Archive for July 2014

Ecclesiastes 5:13-6:9

Jul 31st, 2014 | By
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Final thoughts on truly enjoying fruits of one’s labor as a Christian, and begin discussion on the Providence of God and Wealth.



Transgender Identity: The Next Sexual Revolution

Jul 26th, 2014 | By
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According to a recent article in Time magazine, the next dimension of the postmodern sexual revolution, indeed the next civil rights movement, is the transgender one. Kay Steinmetz, author of the Time article writes, “Transgender people—those who identify with a gender other than the sex they were ‘assigned at birth,’ to use the preferred phrase among trans activists—are emerging from the margins to fight for an equal place in society.”



Ecclesiastes 5:1-5:12

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By
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Dr Eckman leads discussion on man’s inability to enjoy the fruits of our labors, and how it conflicts with man’s understanding of God’s Providence over all.



A Victory for Religious Liberty

Jul 19th, 2014 | By
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The recent Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case is a momentous and welcomed decision upholding religious liberty in America. But in many ways, the media and many politicians have distorted the case itself and the implications of this Supreme Court decision. First, a review of the case itself and the substantive aspects of the Court’s decision.



Ecclesiastes 4:4-4:16

Jul 14th, 2014 | By
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We continue discussion of the factors of life that seem to contradict God’s providence in our lives. In today’s study, Solomon addresses labor and man’s inappropriate motivations to work hard.



The Importance of Fathers

Jul 12th, 2014 | By
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In a recent article in The Atlantic, Matt Gross and Theodore Ross offer a poignant description of a typical dad on a television commercial: “The hapless, bumbling father is a stock character in product marketing. He makes breakfast for dinner and is incapable of handling, or sometimes even noticing, a soggy diaper. He tries desperately to hide the crumb-strewn, dirt-streaked evidence of poor parenting before the mother gets home . . .



The Issue of “Settled Science:” Climate Change

Jul 5th, 2014 | By
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Genesis 1:26ff explains that humans are God’s dominion stewards over His world. In fact, as this text makes clear, this stewardship responsibility is part of being in the image of God. Humans are accountable to God for this stewardship. It is therefore only common sense that it is not good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Managing the environment is important and to wantonly destroy or do harm to God’s world is irresponsible and hardly pleasing to God.